Minnesota Public Radio takes a look back at the year and finds two trends in how communities across the state are wrestling with budgets. Property taxes, which have been rising for more than a decade, continue to go up as local governments try to make up for losses in state aid. Many municipalities are also cutting into their own budgets and payrolls to find savings on the other end.
Man whose body was found in riot wreckage officially ID'd 5 months on
Oscar Lee Stewart's body was found in the wreckage of a pawn shop in July. The shop was destroyed in the May 28 riots.